Double Degree (LLB + French Licence en droit)

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Overview:

The Double Degree of French and English law between the Institute of Law and the Université Toulouse Capitole 1 (European School of Law) allows students to study English and French Law concurrently. They would study for both a LLB and a “license en droit” over three years, taught directly from our teaching staff and visiting lecturers from UT1, with the option to do a Master’s in Toulouse in their 4th year and 5th years.

Why study with the Institute of Law?

We are a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre. Being granted Recognised Teaching Centre status by the University of London means that in the view of the University, we demonstrate a sustained commitment to developing excellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes.

During your studies at the Institute, you will have the opportunity to apply for work experience with some of the most prestigious law firms in Jersey. We have developed a system whereby law firms have agreed to take students from the Institute on work experience for limited periods of time. In some instances, all students can apply, in others only 2nd year students will be asked to postulate.  Applying does not guarantee you a placement, as there is a selection process. You will first be asked to submit your CV, then if selected, you will be invited to attend an interview. Some firms will also expect you to take a test.

Structure:

The double degree scheme is very demanding and needs good motivation and self-discipline. Students will need to be fluent in both French and English. The application to Université Toulouse Capitole 1 is via Parcoursup between January and April and is assessed at the recruitment stage (which takes place in May in Toulouse).

In Jersey, the modules are taught in English – with the notable exception of the very demanding four modules on French Law (public and private) per year, taught exclusively in French by visiting professors.

All applicants must satisfy the University of London LLB entry requirements including language.

At the end of your studies you will have a University of London LLB  degree and a licence en droit

  • 1st Year          Students study in Jersey
      • LLB Level 4: Legal System & Method, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Public Law
      • Droit français et méthodologie (dont droit constitutionnel et droit administratif).
  • 2nd year        Students study in Jersey
      • LLB Level 5 & 6: Tort Law, Property Law, EU law, Equity and Trusts
      • Droit français et méthodologie (introduction au Droit civil et Droit pénal)
  • 3rd year        Students study in Université Toulouse Capitole 1
      • LLB level 6 (Jurisprudence) – taught online by Institute of Law, Jersey
      • French L3

For the two years in Jersey, all LLB classes take place at the weekend or in the evening, French law classes are on weekdays.

Our classes may be recorded, which means that if you are unwell and unable to attend a class, you may be able to catch up online. However, any recordings provided are not a replacement for attending classes and classroom attendance and participation is expected from our students at all levels.

Recruitment:

Recruitment is organised by Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the Institute of Law.  We are looking for:

Fees (for students starting in September 2022):

  • 1st year: Institute of Law, Jersey
    • Tuition fees: £8900, including:
    • All tuition in English and French law (including revision classes)
    • University of London application/registration & examination fees
    • Jersey examination centre fees.
  • 2nd year: Institute of Law, Jersey
    • Tuition fees: £8900, including:
    • All tuition in English and French law (including revision classes)
    • University of London registrations & examinations fees
    • Jersey examination centre fees.
  • 3rd year: Université Toulouse Capitole 1
    • Tuition fees: £1650, including:
    • All tuition in English law (including revision classes)
    • This does not include University of London registration & examination fees
    • This does not include Université Toulouse 1 Capitole fees for year 3
    • This does not include examination fees if sitting the examination at a centre other than the Jersey examination centre.

Alternative Year 3:

  • As above but stay in Jersey, studying with the Université Toulouse Capitole 1 via their online provider (FOAD).

Students who choose this option will not receive a “licence en droit – mention doubles diplômes internationaux” but a “licence en droit (formation à distance)“.  You should be sure that your future plans – for example a French Master’s Degree or further study in the U.S. – are possible through this route.

 

Please note that these prices do not include exam fees to retake failed exams, which will be invoiced separately.

The Institute of Law cannot be held responsible for the fees charged by the University of London or by Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.

University of London

An award from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. The University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its 17 world-class Member Institutions and eight specialist institutes.

The University of London is a world renowned provider of legal education. For over 150 years the LLB has not only provided the first step on a career path for many thousands of practising lawyers within the Commonwealth and around the world, but has also provided many thousands more with the vital transferable skills of a world class legal qualification, enabling them to thrive in many other professions. Academic direction for Undergraduate Laws is provided by a consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Queen Mary University of London, SOAS, and UCL.

On successful completion of your studies you will receive a University of London award. Your diploma will state that you were registered with the University of London and that your examinations were conducted by the University of London Law Schools.

For more information about the University of London, their requirements and fees for the LLB, please visit our page regarding the degree here.

Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

UT1, which focuses on Law, Economy and Management, is the main campus of the University of Toulouse Capitol 1, France, based in Occitanie and situated in the heart of Southern France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The University was established in 1229 as part of the Treaty of Paris, and is therefore one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.

There is further information about studying at UT1 here.  There is also a promotional video about the university intended for incoming students.

The University has International Double Degree agreements with various Institutions. You can find their description of the Double Degree programme here.

Finances

  • There is no financial help available from the States of Jersey unless you have been a Jersey resident for 5 years or more.
  • The “Credit Mutuel’ has in the past given student loans to some of our French students.

Other important information about studying in Jersey:

Student Visa:

Students from outside the UK or Common Travel Area will require a student visa to study in Jersey.  Please see our guide to help with applications.

Health:

Jersey has a Health reciprocal agreement with France and upon arrival, you will be asked to register at the Social Security department. For this you will need a letter from the Institute of Law showing your Jersey address as well as your residential address in France. If you are over 18 you will need to pay circa £80 for your registration. Please note that registration is compulsory. Once registered, you will be given a population card that you will need to present if you need to visit the doctor. Please be aware that unlike France, this card only covers part of the doctor’s fee, you will still be expected to pay circa £40 for a visit.  If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident and need to visit the Accident and Emergency department, this will be free of charge, except X-Rays which may incur a small charge. Dental care or eye care is not covered by the social security department.

Accommodation

For more information on where to live in Jersey, please visit our guide to Living in Jersey.

 

How to Apply

Students holding a French “baccalauréat” or equivalent highschool degree from an EU country, from the European Economic Area or from Switzerland apply through the Parcousup website – usually starting Mid-January until late March (see Parcoursup application calendar here): www.parcoursup.fr.

Other applicants may write to: esl@ut-capitole.fr

Selection is based on the application file submitted through the Parcoursup platform and an oral interview conducted by representatives of both Université Toulouse Capitole and the Institute of Law, Jersey.  Applicants who have been shortlisted are typically interviewed in late April or early May; they receive a notification via the Parcoursup platform and are invited to book a time slot.

25 students maximum are selected.

 

Registration

Please note: Students selected on Parcoursup in 1st year should not enrol at UT1 online (since they are exempted from fees there). A registration file to fill in is sent to them by e-mail, which will allow UT1 to complete their registration. Successful students also receive guidance from Jersey on how to complete their enrolment at the Institute and at the University of London. Please note that registration with the Institute should be completed as early as possible in order to allow students to have enough time to apply for their visas soon enough to receive them before the beginning of classes. The visa application process cannot be started until the application process with the University of London is complete.